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Business consultant Frost & Sullivan has lauded Devan Chemicals for its development of a wash-durable antimicrobial finish that can reduce the presence of SARS-Cov-2 on a textile sampl

Masks made from household fabrics – such as those knitted or woven from cotton or blends of polyester (PES) and cotton – effectively block both small and large respiratory droplets that are release

Manufacturer of basalt fibres, Mafic USA, and producer of thermoplastics, The Materials Group, have formed an alliance to increase the use of injection-moulded, basalt fibre-reinforced thermoplasti

An antimicrobial finish developed by Schutzen Chemical Group has been proven to deactivate 99.9% of human coronavirus 229E (a surrogate for SARS-Cov-2, which is responsible for the human c

FibrXL is to start selling partially bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre (Dyneema) from Royal DSM.

PrimaLoft Inc and Shanghai Challenge Textile Co Ltd have entered into a global partnership agreement that will see the pair develop performance fabrics from thermally insulating synthetic microfibr

A clinical study that will examine the efficacy and feasibility of Myant’s textile-based monitoring systems for the gathering of medical-grade biometric data from the paediatric population is to be

A production line for the manufacture of fine-fibre meltblown filtration media for face masks and high-efficiency air-filtration systems is to be installed by Lydall at its facility in Saint-Rivala

Developer and manufacturer of additive manufacturing (AM) systems, Stratasys, is working closely with a number of fashion brands to make its photopolymer-based AM technology (PolyJet) commercially

In response to the potential dangers posed by air travel during the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, Asiatic Fiber Corp (AFC) has launched a personal-protective-equipment (PPE) kit for use by

Two self-sanitising fabrics for the production of shop signage have been launched by Ultima Displays of Corby, UK. 

A waterproof and breathable fabric that can be laminated directly to, for instance, the upper materials of shoes has been launched in North America by Altexa Srl and GHS Holdings.

A high-speed warp-knitting machine from Karl Mayer will be used for the development and production of glass-fibre fabrics by the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University in German

Three companies are to present their technologies as they compete for the prestigious RISE Innovation Award during the tenth edition of the Research, Innovation & Science for Engin

A wash-durable antimicrobial finish based on silane quaternary ammonium compounds (Si-quats) has been proven in independent testing to reduce the presence of SARS-Cov-2, which causes covid

In its quest to use more carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs), Nissan is refining compression resin-transfer moulding (C-RTM) methods that enable it to make components from such composites in u

In response to increasing demand for its products from the hygiene industry, Fibertex Personal Care Group is to invest approximately €33.6 million (DKK250 million) in two production lines—a special

PyroTex Industries of Hamburg, Germany, claims to have produced the first fibre capable of deactivating the strain of coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-

Significant progress is being made by a consortium in the UK, as it works to develop a commercially viable all-composite wheel for electric and niche vehicles, such as driverless cars, last-mile de

Wet-spun carbon-nanotube (CNT) fibres that are stronger than those made from para-aramid and demonstrate an electrical conductivity approaching that of copper are being produced by a team of resear

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